A bite into the perfectly ripe peach and having the juice drip down your chin can be one of summer’s sweetest treats. Farmers markets are overflowing with summer produce and, like me, you may be tempted to buy a couple of baskets of peaches because they are just that good. But in case you can’t eat them all before they over-ripen, there are ways that you can enjoy this beautiful fruit in many other dishes, in their simplest form – such as this peachy bean salad. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Peachy Bean Salad”
Peach season has started. We buy them by the basket and they do not last long. And although our favorite way to enjoy them is just to wash and bite right in, peaches make a nutritious and colorful addition to many recipes.
Peaches contain a concentrated dose of vitamin C, a disease-fighting antioxidant required for tissue repair, maintenance of bone, cartilage and teeth, and formation of skin, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. They also contain vitamin A, another antioxidant that’s important for eye and immune health, reproduction and cell function.
This recipe combines avocados, grapefruit and spicy arugula for a completely seasonal meal. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Peach, Grapefruit and Avocado on Arugula”
Now that local strawberries have slowly come to an end, I’m on to the next in-season fruit around here… PEACHES! In fact, I just picked up a bushel of them this past weekend and I want to take full advantage of this sweet, lovely fruit. From eating them as a snack, to turning them into some sort of delectable dessert, to using them as a pizza topping, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy peaches.
Not only are they delicious, peaches are also nutritional powerhouses. They are a great source of vitamin C and beta carotene. Both antioxidants have been found to help with decreasing the incidence of type 2 diabetes, as well as support healthy brain function. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Peach and Goat Cheese Pizza”
Peaches are starting to come into season around here. We have been getting baskets of them from the local farmers’ markets and tearing right into them. Peaches are rich in vitamin C, a disease-fighting antioxidant required for tissue repair, maintenance of bone, cartilage and teeth, and formation of skin, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Peaches also contain vitamin A, another antioxidant that’s important for eye and immune health, reproduction, and cell function.
Although I love the unadulterated taste of a peach all by itself, combining it with greens, some fresh cheese and a little dressing makes a delicious meal, especially on hot summer days when turning on the stove is the last thing you want to do. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Peach Salad”